Trust responsible for Barrow hospital on health regulator’s list of shame
Last updated at 12:00, Thursday, 12 December 2013
THE NHS trust which runs Furness General Hospital in Barrow has appeared on a list of health providers responsible for catastrophic errors in patient care.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust was included in a report by NHS England on “never events” - mistakes so bad they should never have happened.
The trust was found to be responsible for three such events between April and September this year.
The report includes details of major errors which have occurred at hospitals across England.
These include the wrong patient receiving heart surgery, patients given overdoses and one woman who had her fallopian tube removed instead of her appendix.
Medical Director for UHMBT George Nasmyth said: “The Trust has reported three never events during the first six months of the year.
“The Trust encourages members of staff to report any events which take place where they have concerns that patient safety may have been compromised.
“These are then investigated by the Trust to ensure that any lessons which need to be learned are shared throughout the organisation.
“We will continue to ensure that the safety of our patients remains our priority as we move forward.”
First published at 11:53, Thursday, 12 December 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Are we to be told which departments at UMBHT made these errors?
âWe will continue to ensure that the safety of our patients remains our priority as we move forward.âWhat a joke the current board are no better than the last and certainly a lot more expensive. People are still not being treated with dignity and respect and are certainly being discharged - under your rapid discharge policy - while still severely ill. Wake Up.